Gastroenterology FAQ

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Julie Foont, MD and Peter Kim, MD perform their colonoscopies, upper endoscopies and sigmoidoscopies at the Manhattan Endoscopy Center in Midtown.

Kati Glockenberg, MD, Peter Kim, MD, and Max Pitman, MD perform their colonoscopies, upper endoscopies and sigmoidoscopies at the Liberty Endoscopy Center in Midtown.

Manhattan Endoscopy Center (MEC) is fully accredited by the New York State Department of Health as a freestanding ambulatory surgical care facility for endoscopic procedures. The center is also accredited by the Joint Commission.

Liberty Endoscopy Center (LEC) is a state-of-the-art ambulatory endoscopy center (ASC), fully licensed by the New York State Department of Health.

Both centers allow us to offer the highest quality medical care to all of our patients by providing its physicians with state-of-the-art technology and the most up-to-date equipment available. The center is staffed with hand-picked, board certified anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and trained medical technologists all with expertise in gastrointestinal endoscopy.

If you are having a colonoscopy or an upper endoscopy, you must make arrangements to have a responsible adult escort you home from the center.

An escort is also required for a sigmoidoscopy if you will be receiving sedation. If you are unable to have an escort meet you at the center, a private escort service is available (at your cost) to take you home anywhere within the 5 boroughs of New York City.

The fee is $77 and does not include the cost of transportation. Please contact Partners in Care at 212-609-7700 (Option 2) and make sure to reference Manhattan Endoscopy Center when you provide your credit card details.

You will need to contact them at least 24 hours in advance of your procedure. You will not be able to undergo your procedure if you have not made arrangements to have an escort take you home from the center.

  • If you are coming for a procedure (EGD, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy), please review our Information for Patients Undergoing Procedures and also download and review the Manhattan Endoscopy Center brochure
  • If you are coming for a consultation, please print and fill out the New Patient Forms and bring them with you along with a referral from your primary care doctor if you have a HMO insurance
  • A list of your current medications
  • Insurance information and card
  • Medical records from prior visits that you think may be helpful

Call our phone number 212-794-0240 (Mon – Fri 9:00am – 4:30) or see our request an appointment page.

We are affiliated with Northwell – Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kim is also a volunteer in the Bowery Mission Medical Clinic.

Manhattan Endoscopy Center (MEC) is a state-of-the-art ambulatory endoscopy center dedicated to providing the highest quality in medical care in a state-of-the-art facility. MEC was built with the patient in mind and ensures that each patient’s experience is safe, comfortable and efficient. It allows for patients to receive the same personal attention they would receive in a private office while maintaining the standards held by having a procedure done at a hospital.  Located on 44th street between Fifth and Madison Avenue, the site is easily accessible to its New York City and tri-state area patients.

The Liberty Endoscopy Center (LEC) is a state-of-the-art ambulatory endoscopy center (ASC), fully licensed by the New York State Department of Health, dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare service, patient care, and operational excellence. The center aims to make each patient’s procedure as efficient and pleasant as possible by maintaining the personal attention of an office-based procedure while ensuring hospital level safety standards.

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